FM History Profile: WQKS
This station started
of as WLNE-FM (Light N Easy) with beautiful music. Moved towards lite AC
as Lite FM 96. The station then switched to the popular "Arrow" (All Rock
and Roll Oldies) format and changed the calls to WROW. Since then it switched
back to regular AC as Soft Rock 96.1, and has settled in 1999 as Kiss 96
with a black adult contemporary format. Monday, September 27 has this station
with another new format, this time all 80's music! The calls are
still WQKS but the slogan is now "The 80's Channel, Kiss 96.1".
In September 2000, the
station switched formats to an adult contemporary/contemporary hits format
similar to that of WBAM's. The change occurred along with changes at WBAM
and WJMZ in the market. Those stations switched back to their original
formats in October, but WQKS has moved to news and talk, which is what
WJMZ was, briefly. Confusing? Yes! We'll see what happens to these formats
in the coming months...
We didn't wait long.
WQKS dropped the news/talk experiment early in October and moved to "Rockin'
hits of the 80's, 90's and 70's" with the slogan "Alice 96.7".